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misinterpreted so often in so many ways that it's become more of a hindrance than a help for most of us. so listen up, tonight setting you straight. here on "mad money" we're about long-term investing, often mischaracterized. there is a serious problem with this notion. it goes like this. too often people let the concept of long-term investing get in the way of investing. if you think long-term investing is about making boatloads of money over years, decade, each lifetimes, i'm on board, and that's something i can teach you how to do using the disciplines that allowed me to make fortunes for my already rich partners back in my old hedge fund where i ran a million dollars. however, i've seen people in long-term investing as an excuse, an alibi either for poor performance -- >> the house of pain! >> -- or for not paying attention to what they own. you often hear that you shouldn't worry about your losses or the profits that you're missing in the present, that it's okay to take short-term pain because you'll make back the money you're losing with long-term gains. sometimes absolutely true. but
the personal portfolio management errors before they cost another dime for us. today we got two phenomenal examples of what could go wrong in banking. first we had hewlett-packard. if you are like me, i have both and hp pc and household printer. to finish at $11.71. best buy. the big box retailer, i have not once but twice done in the last six months. closed at $11.96. two household names that you may have been lured into only to have your hopes dashed. two unmitigated disasters. >> the house of pain. >> what went wrong? hewlett-packard was an accounting scandal. best buy was a hideous earnings shortfall. both seemed to shock investors. however, if you watch this show, you should never have been in these stocks. or you were betting against them. i told you that these companies were total dogs. this morning the company was acquired for $10 million and this was stunning news. if you own hewlett-packard you were in the crosshairs of two dictums. when you have accounting irregularities you have to sell sell sell. i kept a hand-written note, accounting irregularities equals sell. hewlett-packar
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